Friday, February 12, 2010

Chemo #6

Two more to go! The Taxol was making the bottom of my feet hurt (neuropathy) so they switched me to Abraxane. It's a natural (as opposed to the synthetic Taxol) protein so most patients handle it better. Plus the neuropathy is more reversible. It took three nurses four tries to find a vein. Once they started the benadryl, I was out cold. I didn't wake up until a half hour after my chemo was finished. I went home afterwards and slept some more. I'm very happy that these treatments don't make me nauseous, although I was just getting the hang of how to handle the nausea when they switched me. Now I have to find a way to deal with the achiness.

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